apple berry crumble

Apple-Berry Crumble

There’s something comforting about the flavours and aroma of this crumble. Crumbles or crisp are traditional desserts that have been made since pioneer days. Why are they still popular? Because they taste as good now as they did then.

Yield: Serves 6 – 7
Preparation Time: About 20 minutes
Baking Time: About 45 minutes @ 175 C (350 F)

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Rhubarb-Strawberry Crumble

We have made this traditional recipe with Kindergarten to adult cooks and the response has always been a resounding two thumbs up. Make this recipe in the springtime when BC rhubarb is in season. Although it may be tempting to make this early in the season, try to wait for BC strawberries as they explode with flavour and colour taking this recipe off the chart with local goodness.

Yield: Serves 6 – 7
Preparation Time: About 20 minutes
Baking Time: About 45 minutes @ 350 F

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Rhubarb Compote

It’s a true sign of spring when rhubarb pokes its head out of the ground. This BC vegetable grows all over, including in many school gardens, yet we’re surprised that many children don’t know what it is when we introduce it to them. Tart when fresh, to be sure, but when cooked with a little sweetness, oh what a difference!

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luscious lemon squares

Luscious Lemon Squares

These lemon squares are just simply a good idea. The ingredients are available year-round, the recipe yields 32 squares so there’s plenty to share, and they freeze beautifully. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, they also make the perfect gift to give to someone special. If you keep a stash of these squares in your freezer, you can pull a few out whenever the skies are grey or rainy. You’ll have a bit of sunshine on your plate.

Yield: About 32 squares
Preparation Time: About 45 minutes
Baking Time: First bake for crust: 20 – 25 minutes @ 325 F
Second bake with topping:  25 – 30 minutes @ 325 F

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lemon bread pudding

Lemon Bread Pudding

At Project CHEF, we believe food is too important to waste. Challenge yourself the next time you notice an ingredient or two that you might be tempted to toss. Can it be used to create something new? It makes leftovers so much more fun, and you might end up with a delicious dessert out of it like this one!

Yield : 6 servings
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 45 minutes

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brownies

Brownies

This is a decadent dessert recipe you can prepare in a flash. The bulk of the time preparing this dish will be spent waiting patiently while the brownies bake. A few reasons to bake your own brownies rather than to buy them from a store is you know exactly what ingredients are going in, they are fresher, and the fruit of your labour always tastes better. Tasty treats like brownies and cookies often come as a packaged product in stores. In order for these packaged treats to remain tasty and edible while they sit on the supermarket shelves, the manufacturers often use preservatives & additives that are otherwise unnecessary when making your own at home.

Yield: 16 brownies
Preparation Time: About 25 minutes
Baking Time:  About 40 minutes

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Fruit Kebabs with Orange & Cinnamon Yoghurt Dip

Have you ever heard the saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”? Fruit is not only delicious, but it packs a punch in nutrition as well. Fruit is an important part of a healthy eating pattern. It contains nutrients such as fibre, vitamins and minerals that are needed to fuel our bodies and stay healthy. Technically speaking, a fruit is a seed-bearing part of a flowering plant that is edible. Get creative with this Fruit Kebabs recipe by making your own patterns out of fruit.

Yield: 4 – 5 servings
Preparation Time: About 20 minutes

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chocolate pudding

Chocolate Pudding

Sometimes you just need a comforting dessert and what’s more comforting than pudding? This comes together in one pot, using the power of cornstarch and eggs as thickeners. It is delicious just as it is, but when our local BC strawberries appear, they would go wonderfully together. And a dollop of whipped cream is never a bad idea either. How do cornstarch and eggs thicken cooked foods? Record in your Food Journal.

Yield: 6 servings
Preparation Time: About 25 minutes
Chilling Time: About an hour

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jiffy chocolate cake

Jiffy Chocolate Cake

Who loves chocolate cake? Most of us do! This recipe of Chef Barb’s Mom is a delicious, spongy and moist chocolate cake that is easy to bake. We hope it becomes a family go-to-recipe for delicious and quick desserts at home.

Yield: 1x 20cm (8”) square cake
Preparation time: About 25 minutes
Baking Time: About 35 – 40 minutes @ 175 C (350 F)

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birds nest cookies

Bird’s Nest Cookies

The smell of cookies baking in the oven is enough to put a smile on anyone’s face. Fill your ‘nest’ with chocolate or berry flavours, or maybe both! The whole process from preparing to eating cookies is a joyful time and one that should be experienced by families together at home.

Yield: About 27 cookies
Preparation Time: About 30 minutes
Baking Time: About 15 – 20 minutes

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maple sticky buns

Maple Sticky Buns

Do you have a sweet tooth? This guide will walk you through making our finger-licking-good Maple Sticky Buns. Are you ready to fill your house with the sweet cinnamon aroma?

Yield: 8 sticky buns
Preparation Time: About 3.5 hours (including rising time)
Baking Time: About 35 minutes

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apple buckle

Apple Buckle

Here in BC we grow wonderful apples and in the fall they are at their best. A buckle is an easy home-style cake that has been made since pioneer times and uses ingredients found in many kitchens. The fruit you use can vary to use what is in season, so experiment to find your favourite.    

Yield: One 20cm (8″) square cake
Preparation Time: About 25 minutes
Baking Time: About 30 – 35 minutes

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